IKEA to hold all-you-can-eat Midsummer feast this month

IKEA recently opened its Southern Nevada outpost, and the retailer is already thinking like a Las Vegan when it comes to dining — all you can eat.

On Friday, June 24, fans of IKEA’s restaurant can indulge in an AYCE buffet featuring classic Swedish fare — meatballs and lingonberry juice included, of course — at the store’s “Midsummer Smörgåsboard” event.

The event, held annually to celebrate the arrival of summer, follows the Swedish tradition of celebrating “midsommar” — recognized across the globe as the longest day of the year, according to a news release.

Tickets are $16.99 per person and $4.99 for children 12 and under. Members of the Family loyalty program are eligible for discounted tickets — $12.99 per person and $2.99 for children 12 and under.

The menu for IKEA’s Midsummer Smörgåsboard event includes:

  • Assorted varieties of herring
  • Hard boiled eggs with shrimp
  • Gravad lax with mustard sauce
  • Smoked salmon with horseradish sauce
  • Poached salmon
  • Tossed green salad
  • Cucumber salad
  • Midsummer fruit salad
  • Assorted Swedish cheeses
  • Boiled dill potatoes or mashed potatoes
  • Meatballs with lingonberries
  • Prinskorv sausage
  • Crispbread, thin bread, dinner rolls
  • Assorted desserts
  • Coffee, tea, fountain beverages

To accommodate as many guests as possible, IKEA is holding two separate seating times for the Midsummer buffet — 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m — with each dinner being open to 300 guests. Due to limited seating, guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance at IKEA.

On the day of the event, seating is first come first serve.

Contact Caitlin Lilly at clilly@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @caitielilly_

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